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Hazukashi house in Kyoto, Japan by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

This plan is the project that thought about how you take in rich light in a site condition of small space only in Kyoto. Is provided with a dining space gathering of family at the center of the house, that So we thought, was a blow-out there. This well space is also the space which connects a family’s bonds, and also achieves dynamic functions, such as display and room of stairs..

Image Courtesy © ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

  • Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE
  • Project: Hazukashi house
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Construction: built of wood
  • Number of stories : 2
  • Gross area: 93.45 ㎡
  • Completed date: 2014.3

Aesop Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS

For Australian skin care brand Aesop, we planned the interior and exterior of the new store in Kawaramachi, Kyoto. The store is located on the 1st floor of a building on a busy shopping street.  A narrow 3.2m width, 19.7m depth with a spatial height of 6.2m vaulted ceiling. We approached the project by making the most out of the original building structure with the addition of careful alteration.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Aesop Kawaramachi
  • Location: Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Facility design: ENDO-Lighting, maxray(Lightings)
  • Production: &S
  • Total floor area: 86m2
  • Design period: 2013.09-2013.11
  • Construction period: 2013.11-12

A small pavilion “roof and mashrooms” in Kyoto, Japan by SANAA

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: SANAA

A small pavilion on the campus of Kyoto University of Art and Design, born from a collaboration between architect Ryue Nishizawa and design office nendo. The location: a steep hill face covered in luxurious vegetation.

On a clear day, you can almost count the 36 crests of the hills that line Kyoto’s eastern edge. The adjacent area is earmarked for a new grove of Japanese plum trees, and their fragrant early spring blossoms will only add to an already beautiful site. Nishizawa used a single roof to incorporate these elements into the pavilion’s design.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: SANAA
  • Project: A small pavilion “roof and mashrooms”
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Architect:(roof): Ryue Nishizawa
  • Furniture (mushrooms): nendo

Origin Part IV – foster in Nantan, Kyoto by BCXSY

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Article source: Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto ( BCXSY )

Foster is comprised of three series of crafted objects and is the result of our collaboration with Ibuki, a non-profit organization based in Sonobe, Nantan-city, Kyoto prefecture. Ibuki is a group of young master craftsmen from varying disciplines with the common goal of preserving Japan’s traditional crafts through education and practice. During our time in Sonobe we worked with two wood craftsmen, Kenta Kuzuhara and Kozo Sumitani, and one ceramicist, Hiroshi Nagai. Our desire in this collaboration was to develop design concepts that would challenge the skill set of each craftsman, while remaining pure in the aesthetic value and practical in use.

Image Courtesy BCXSY

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House in Kitaoji, Japan by Torafu Architects

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Article source: Torafu Architects

Located in a quiet housing estate in Kyoto, this house was designed with a hard concrete outer shell in order to protect the client need for privacy from the outside, as well as for accessibility in a wheelchair- bound lifestyle. Firstly, to protect the privacy of the family, we built walls along the site boundary to elevate the main living space, which is maximised on the 2nd floor. We designed a large central space with individual rooms, wet areas and circulation and other utility spaces surrounding it, to ensure a distance is kept well from the outside.

Image Courtesy Daici Ano

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: House in Kitaoji
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photographs: Daici Ano
  • Principle Use: HOUSE
  • Facility Design: DAIKO(Lightings)
  • Structural Design: Takashi Manda Structural Design
  • Production: Kyoto kensetsu
  • Building Site: Kyoto
  • Site Area: 139.39m2
  • Total Floor Area: 133.93m2
  • Number of Stories: 2F
  • Structure: RC
  • Design Period: 2010.07-2011.10
  • Construction Period: 2011.11-2012.08

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W-Window House in Kyoto, Japan by Alphaville Architects

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Alphaville Architects

This small house is located on the long and narrow site in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. We put two V shaped grooves at north-east and south-west boundary point-symmetrically and all windows are set in these grooves which run vertically on each side of this house.

The grooves create two small triangular patios on the ground floor and bring light and air into the deeper areas of this house.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: Alphaville Architects
  • Project: W-Window House
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Use: Residence
  • Site Area: 47.6㎡
  • Building Area: 28.13㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 72.42m2
  • Building Scale: 3 stories
  • Structure System: Steel
  • Structural Engineer: Kazuo Takeguchi (AOI Structural Engineering Office Co.Ltd)

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Villa Saitan in Kyoto, Japan by Eastern design office

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Eastern design office

The site is in Nishioji-hachijo, Kyoto. From the main street we enter into a covert place along an alley of 4 meters in width. This construction is a collective housing consisting of 11 units.  The impersonality of segmental housing complex is completely concealed in this architecture.  Instead it is built to be seen as one big house. The architecture is covered with a wall in which holes are cut. The shape of the holes resembles a trunk, leaves, a root and bulbs. It also can be seen as clouds floating over the trees. Concrete shape which is based on nature turns into a hollow cave, light, and sunbeams filtered through trees.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Eastern design office
  • Project: Villa Saitan
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Completion: 2006
  • Client: Shigekazu Yagi
  • Site area: 301.82 m2
  • Total floor area: 557.70 m2
  • Design Team: Eastern Design Office + Hojo Structure Research Institute
  • Photographer:  Koichi Torimura
  • Constructor: Minobe Construction Corporation

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Slit Court – a hidden potentiality of an inner court in Fushimi, Kyoto by EASTERN design office.,Inc.

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: EASTERN design office.,Inc.

The essence of this architecture lies in an inner court.

The site is at Sumizome, Fushimi, Kyoto.  It is a small town with a long and distinguished history, situated south of Tofukuji temple. Facing to south, the building is built on a gentle slope.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

It is a collective housing of five stories. Two tenants occupy the front and back side of the first floor. There are four units on the second to fourth floor and two units on the fifth floor.

Light well House in Kyoto, Japan by Keiichi Hayashi

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: Keiichi Hayashi

The site of the house is located in the end of a narrow lane in a dense residential area. It is surrounded by retaining walls of adjacent plots which are raised on the north and east side. The house was designed for a young couple and their child on such a sunken site.

The structure of the house is reinforced concrete on the ground floor and wooden structure on the first floor. Volume of the house is automatically decided by building bylaws such as FSI for floor area of the house and height restriction for the height of the house. That volume is placed unintentionally in the centre of the site, which resulted to create two open spaces on the east and west side.

Image Courtesy Yoshiyuki Hirai

  • Architects: Keiichi Hayashi
  • Project: Light well House
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Design Period: June, 2006 〜 June, 2007
  • Construction Period:  June, 2007 〜 November, 2007
  • Function: private house
  • Site Area: 111.67㎡
  • Building Area: 45.58㎡
  • Total Floor Areas: 89.28㎡
  • Stories: 2 stories
  • Structure: wooden, partly reinforced concrete
  • Structure Engineer: Satoru Shimoyama / Shimoyama structure Office
  • Photographer: Yoshiyuki Hirai

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Jidaiya Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan by GENETO

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: GENETO

The renovation of this historical costume makeover studio in Arashiyama, Kyoto, has been completed. A 40 year old building that seemed like a traditional old house has been renovated to a modern shop. There was a need for us to find a design solution that took into account the local-ism and landscape features of Arashiyama, Kyoto. Not many buildings consider the landscape that they inhabit. Even though there are limitations to the form and finishes of buildings due to landscape regulations around this area. The buildings that have generic tourists attraction features, historical architecture and a traditional Kyoto town houses create a miscellaneous town.

Image Courtesy Yasutake Kondo

  • Architects: GENETO (Koji Yamanaka, Yuji Yamanaka, Asako Yamashita)
  • Project: Jidaiya Arashiyama
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Client: JIDAIYA ARASHIYAMA
  • Photographer: Yasutake Kondo
  • Construction methods: wooden construction
  • Furniture manufacturer: pivoto(Keji Tsujii, Eichiro Shiro)
  • Lighting manufacturer: FUJIWARA,Co.
  • Floor manufacturer: UEHARA Co.,Ltd
  • Wall manufacturer: UEHARA Co.,Ltd
  • Curtain: Fumi Hotta
  • Floor area (m2): 47.79m2 (total floor area:94.6m2)
  • Date of completion: 2011 April

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